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Balderson: Prioritizing access to care: Keeping telehealth options for all Americans

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As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept across the nation, Americans have patiently waited—confined to our homes, with masks in hand—as businesses closed and schooling moved online. We’ve done this all with a singular goal: to reduce the spread of the virus. Preventing spread is essential to protecting the most vulnerable: the elderly, the immunocompromised, and those with underlying conditions or limi... Read more »

Balderson visits Mansfield in “back-to-business tour”

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Congressman Troy Balderson visited Mansfield on Friday during his “back-to-business tour." Balderson said his primary purpose was to check on business owners and get feedback on federal aid programs such as the Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loans. “I want to continue looking at the small businesses and seeing what needs are still out there,” he said. “That’s part of what... Read more »

Congressman Troy Balderson Visits Zanesville

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The visit was part of a series of visits to local businesses in the 12th congressional district to see the effects of national legislation on local businesses. Balderson visited the bar and met with owner Joel Tignor and manager Joanne Holanda. “We are here today, we’re doing a back to business tour through the 12th congressional district. We started about three weeks ago, started in Delaware and ... Read more »

Balderson fighting proposed Air Force cuts that could affect 179th Airlift Wing

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Congressman Troy Balderson, R-OH, joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers in calling for the U.S. Air Force to provide a long-term fleet management plan for C-130 aircraft, saying a proposed reduction of the aircraft within Air National Guard units could jeopardize missions conducted by the 179th Airlift Wing at Mansfield-Lahm Regional Airport. Balderson, whose 12th Congressional District includes ... Read more »

Trump signs Paycheck Protection Program extension, modfication

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WASHINGTON — President Trump signed bipartisan legislation Saturday morning, extending and revising the Paycheck Protection Program until Aug. 8. The new law had rare bipartisan support in Congress. On May 27, the House passed the measure by 417-1 and the Senate approved it by unanimous consent on June 3. The bill is an attempt to address concerns expressed by the small business community around t... Read more »

New bill in Congress could provide local governments more flexibility with COVID-19 funds

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MANSFIELD -- In March, Congress approved the federal CARES Act in response to the coronavirus pandemic, including $150 billion aimed at helping state and local governments deal with the financial hits they were sure to absorb. Three months later, Richland Commissioner Marilyn John and other local elected leaders still aren't sure how the money can be safely spent under federal and state restrictio... Read more »

ADA thanks lawmakers for introducing PPE tax credit legislation

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The ADA is supporting a new bill calling for a $25,000 tax credit for small businesses, including dental practices, to purchase personal protective equipment to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. In a June 24 letter to Reps. Brenda Lawrence, D-Mich., Troy Balderson, R-Ohio, Mike Quigley, D-Ill., and John Joyce, R-Penn., ADA President Chad P. Gehani and Executive Director Kathleen T. O’Lough... Read more »

Balderson: Online world closed off to rural Ohioans without broadband

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The COVID-19 pandemic has thrust our society into a new reality – one in which everyday activities like working, going to school, and spending time with loved ones now take place online. These changes occurred seemingly overnight, and just as quickly have reshaped the future of business, education, and our daily lives. As this new reality took shape, the differences in access to one key commodity ... Read more »

Technology and Rural America

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New technology holds promise for America’s small farms and rural businesses, but public-sector involvement — such as for expanding rural broadband access — is needed for that promise to be realized. So said Doug Jackson-Smith, professor of water security and rural sociology in The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), in comments delivered Jan. 9 ... Read more »

House votes to designate PFAS ‘forever chemicals’ as hazardous substances

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday passed legislation that would require the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to designate so-called PFAS “forever chemicals” linked to numerous diseases as hazardous substances. It also calls for the EPA to set safety standards for the presence of the chemicals in drinking water, and to give grants that would help water companies rem... Read more »

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